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Social workers can take advantage of a Public Service Workshops Program training on enhancing coping strategies for children with anxiety. 

The virtual workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 13 and targets beginning to advanced practicing social workers who work with children and youth. The topic of the workshop will be on helping children build strategies and coping skills specific to anxiety. There will be an emphasis on the sources of anxiety and differentiating between treatment strategies used for children who have experienced trauma and chronic/complex trauma, versus children with anxiety disorders. Exploring where to start when dealing with anxiety and barriers to cognitive work with children will also be discussed. A variety of treatment ideas and activities will be reviewed.  

Individuals participating in the training should have a knowledge base of different types of anxiety disorders; a review of DSM anxiety disorders will not be part of this training. 

Click here to register by June 28.  

Additional ‘Aspiring Leaders’ workshops are coming

PSWP will also soon schedule additional sessions of its popular ‘Aspiring Leaders’ workshop.  There is already a waitlist for these workshops, but if you register you will be notified when additional dates and times are announced.  Please register by June 28 here. 

This six-session workshop provides participants with skills to lead teams and create motivating work environments that foster trust and accountability. Lecture, class discussion, and engaging activities address real-world issues.  

Course topics include: 

  • Leading Self and Others 
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Communication 
  • Setting and Attaining Goals 
  • Professionalism in the Workplace 
  • Developing a Leadership Action Plan 

This workshop is open to PEF employees in Grades 18 to 23 and M/C employees in Grades 18-M1. Supervisory approval is required. Former Leadership Development Program (LDP) graduates are not eligible to attend.  

Prior to the workshop, enrollees will be required to complete an online DiSC assessment. Participants will be sent the Participant Workbook via email prior to the first session. 

To reference full workshop details and to register go to the Statewide Learning Management System (SLMS) at For additional information regarding currently available offerings, check PSWP Course Offerings at